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Navigating Emotional Issues Surrounding Children

For separated or divorced couples with children, child custody and visitation matters are the most important concerns. During and long after a divorce, these issues can continue to be a source of anxiety and contention.

At Angela Scarlato & Associates, P.C., we understand the importance you place in your children and their future. Our Brooklyn child custody lawyers work to help our clients achieve their child custody goals — and to enable them to enjoy rich and meaningful relationships with their children.

Contact our law firm at 718-618-6232 to arrange for a free initial consultation. A child custody lawyer at our firm will evaluate your situation and discuss what we may be able to accomplish for you.

How New York Family Courts View Child Custody Issues

In New York, the court's overriding concern when deciding child custody and visitation issues is "the best interests of the child." In most cases this means an arrangement that enables both parents to enjoy enduring and loving relationships with the child. However, if presented with compelling reasons, it can decide otherwise.

Angela Scarlato has represented clients in child custody matters for over 30 years — in cases involving routine modifications in visitation to highly contentious child custody disputes. Our firm will work to achieve your goals in the most effective manner possible. Often, this involves negotiation to achieve a solution that is practical and acceptable. In other situations, we are prepared to assertively litigate.

Angela Scarlato & Associates advises and represents clients in matters involving:

  • Child custody
  • Child visitation rights and parental access
  • Modifications in custody and visitation
  • Enforcement of child custody orders
  • Parental relocations
  • Grandparent's rights to visitation

In most contested custody matters a lawyer will be appointed to represent the child. Often, psychological examinations and testing may also be ordered.

Contact a New York City Visitation Rights Lawyer

Your children are important to you. Angela Scarlato & Associates will place the highest priority on achieving your goals.

For a free initial consultation with a child custody attorney at Angela Scarlato & Associates call 718-618-6232 or contact us online. Our firm represents clients throughout the Brooklyn area.